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a certain quarterback not named eli. "fox & friends" starts right no >> going to come out and see his shadow! punxsutawney phil! that's right. it's groundhog's day! >> i got you babe. >> to february again. let's listen into what's going on at gobbler's knob in pennsylvania with punxsutawney phil. >> we got to find out how long winter going to last? is this true? >> it's been happening out there for 126 years as we salute the world's most famous rodent, punxsutawney phil. and look at all those people up at 6:00 a.m. eastern time. you got to figure because it's pretty cold. a number of them already have am
antifreeze in them. >> several of those on the screen. >> unseasonably warm in the region and i will say this, it turns out they've done the statistics, punxsutawney phil has never been wrong in 125 years, has never gotten it wrong. >> brian, you think it's wrong because of the attire there. it's actually 31 degrees. it's below freezing and they're wearing t-shirts. let me get this straight, if the rodent sees his shadow, then we have six more weeks of winter. if he does not, then we're staying in whatever we've been in the last two months which is not winter ooment auto spring actually starts six weeks from now anyway and right now, out in punxsutawney, pennsylvania, mostly cloudy which means he won't see his shadow which means we could see an early spring and that's going to make all those people there so happy. >> no matter what happens or what we're in the middle of, we'll stop when we see that punxsutawney phil emerge, correct? >> are they playing the ymca actually there or is that our
audio? brian, they're playing your theme song. >> them. >> that's my early days when i thought music was the key to my success. >> you didn't have enough money for the hilton or something like that, you'd stay at the ymca. >> exactly. let's tell you what's going on in the political world. big news of the happenings in vegas today. donald trump says he's going to make an announcement at 12:30 p.m. vegas time. what's it going to be? is he going to say he's officially never running for president? is he going to say he's actually running for president or is he going to endorse somebody today? >> well, according to people in the trump camp, the major announcement as it has been characterized "will pertain to the presidential race." now, politico says that apparently trump is going to endorse newt but right now on the drudge home page, it says trump doubles down on mitt, with a question mark so there's some question about who, if anybody, he's going to say yep, that's the guy who is my guy. >> our own reporters on the ground have found this much out.
they say suddenly mitt romney has changed. he's amended his schedule for today. he has an event in reno 4:30 but an open part of his schedule at 12:30. so does newt gingrich. what does that mean? let's keep in mind this -- remember when donald trump was going to do that debate during that christmas break time and it never happened because many of the candidates said they would not participate. the first person to say they would participate was newt gingrich. just saying. have no idea if that factors into any of this or not. >> second one was rick santorum. and he felt as though it wasn't enough because at that time, rick santorum was an after thought to go ahead with the debate but i have a hunch after studying donald trump over the last few years, even if he wanted to endorse newt, i could be wrong here, even if he wanted to endorse newt, he has this habit of always wanting to be with winners. why at this point would he take a risk of endorsing the wrong guy that even if he believes in him that could eventually not get the nomination and have to
come back and support somebody else being that he's put a line in the sand saying anybody but president obama. >> and the thing with -- donald trump is a great producer of a tv show where it is a cliffhanger so you don't know until the last minute who is going to get fired or in this case, perhaps, who is going to get hired. it would be really spectacular if at around the noon o'clock hour out there at his vegas hotel if both, you got newt and mitt in a board room and he says to one of them, you're hired. >> i don't think -- >> or rick santorum walks out of like a secret elevator. here's rick santorum. >> if donald trump is concerned about getting jobs back to the united states which is his number one issue, he should be endorsing me and not newt gingrich. >> the rumor was it's going to be newt. keep in mind that he just switched out of the republican party to become an independent. donald trump. so to somebody, if you do embrace donald trump's endorsement it might be good.
upon further review, you might be saying didn't you just leave your party? >> one endorsement we know from nevada is sharon engle, she ran for senate. she's endorsing rick santorum and the other news out of that great state out there is the fact that ppp, the polling outfit has come up and in the wake of what happened in florida, mitt romney currently leads newt gingrich by 15 to 20 points after the first night of polling. >> ok. let's talk about florida, though, we're going to go back in time because guess what? late yesterday afternoon, fox had a news alert saying that newt gingrich was going to challenge what went on in florida. now, it's a little complicated but remember, florida used to have their primary at a later time and then they wanted to move it up. but in order to do that, they had to be penalized so they used to have 99 delegates and then went down to 50 but it's winner take all of those 50. well, now newt gingrich's camp and others claiming that it really shouldn't be winner take all because it never was before so actually those delegates should be divided up as they
were in south carolina. will that actually happen now? here's the republican national committee chair reince priebus. >> when a state violates the timing rule of the rnc, there's a certain amount of penalties that the rnc can level against the states that violate the timing rules so we've leveled every single penalty that we can level against florida and if there's a further -- if there's a further complaint, the rnc has a committee called the committee on contest. there are very few standing committees at the rnc but there's a committee on contest that's sole purpose is to hear complaints of delegates. >> and they're going to get a call. >> apparently, they're not very happy about it, though, they claim it should be the chairman who should make this decision. >> well, if you remember, the same thing happened back in 2008 on the democrats side and it was when things were hot and heavy between barack obama and hillary clinton, the florida delegation
was penalized and at the last minute as could be the case here just before the convention, the entire delegation may be seated. >> let it go. bill mccullum is trying to make points with newt gingrich. everybody has moved on including the candidates. it's been 50 delegates going in. it's not like they changed going out. meanwhile, an important story coming up after your important stories that you're going to read. >> are we going to hear from bill mccullum? no, let's go to the headlines. major developments in the fast & furious scandal. attorney general eric holder back in the hot seat this morning. he will get grilled by a house committee about the government's botched gun tracking program. and the family of u.s. border patrol agent brian terry who was killed by a fast & furious gun filing a $25 million wrongful death claim against the government. terry's family says he was killed because atf investigators allowed those guns into the hands of mexican drug gangsters who killed him in the arizona desert. a missionary couple originally from amarillo, texas, murdered
in mexico and family members think they were the victims of drug violence. john and wanda ran a church together. he was a baptist minister. they were found dead inside their home in santiago. electronics and a safe were stolen from their home. this is the second murder involving american missionaries in the region in less than a year. a nuclear power plant shut down at this hour because of a leak. crews working there right now trying to fix that leaking steam tube and a steam generator at the nuclear power plant in california. the nuclear regulatory commission says the small amount of radiation may have gotten into the air. however, the plant's owner maintains it did not. tests done last night show no increased levels of radiation. isn't that the second event? now a great reason to hit your snooze button this morning. a brand new study finds your most creative thoughts actually occur in the morning when you're groggy and unfocused because your inhibitory brain processes are weakest at that time so you
have more unexpected and out of the box thoughts and that pretty much explains our show. >> right. best when groggy. >> or early in the morning. >> take a look, it's an exclusive report in "the new york post" today. not a prayer. turns out giselle thought she was sending an e-mail to friends and family. >> she was. she did. but it got intercepted and somebody published it. how embarrassing. what it reveals as she calls out the family and friends, to me is that tom brady is not nearly as confident as he sounds. tom brady says -- he's calling on friends and family for a prayer chain for tommy which i think is the nickname for tom. envisions him happy and fulfilled and experience a victory with his team on sunday. i feel tommy needs our prayers and support and love at this time because 350 pound sweaty people want to tackle him. >> i like this. she loves him. >> we should have a brazilian female voice actually read this.
you want to help? chris? >> you want to read this? >> here's part of the e-mail. >> here you go. here you go. >> chris is an expert. >> brazilian models, you study. >> since my sweet friends and family, i feel tommy really needs our prayer, our support and love at this time. so i kindly ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him so he can feel confident, healthy and strong. envision him happy and fulfilled experiencing with his team a victory this sunday. love, g. >> what's wrong with that? >> look at that! >> by the way, if you notice, i think you picked a theme for sunday. >> i want to know from you guys what is wrong with that? i would love it if my husband wrote something like that to support me. >> it shows a lack of -- for one thing, if you have any friends and family, you need to study tape. number two, this shows a lack of
confidence clearly tom brady told her in a moment of -- in a private moment, i'm not confident, honey. call out to your brazilian friends and relatives who seem on top of things and insightful to pray for me. i just need prayers to win! >> wait a minute. i say a prayer before i do certain things. are you saying that -- i don't know. i don't get it. i think that it shows love and adoration and she's just -- >> it shows a woman that doesn't want to live with a guy who just lost another super bowl the second time in four years. we have these miserable all winter long. >> there could be worry at their home because the last time the two teams got together, remember when the pats trademarked 19-0 because they were going to have a perfectly undefeated season and of course, they lost to the giants. >> i hope things start breaking tom brady's way. three super bowls, supermodel. we got to pray for this guy? he should be praying for us.
gisele focus on guys like chris, he needs your prayers. my goodness. stop praying for tom brady for quarterback! pray for this man! pray for him. >> of all the things that i would think -- >> she's married, chris. she's not going to call you. >> ok. we'll talk about this throughout the show, i guess. i don't see any problem with this. imagine this, the department of defense sends you another letter saying your army veteran husband and this one isn't funny has passed away and you owe them money. only problem is he's very much alive. how the heck did that happen? >> and investors, hit your like button. facebook goes public making thousands of millionaires shortly. is this more proof the economy should be left in the hands of the private sector, guys like mark zuckerberg. stuart varney weighing in. good morning, stu. >> a new report found that facebook has created more than
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>> facebook is updating its status and setting its profile to public. very shortly. the social networking giant is aiming to raise $5 billion by selling off a small chunk of its stock on wall street in an ipo. >> and the move is expected to create hundreds of millionaires. so is this more proof that we should leave the economy to the private sector? stuart varney is here and shaking his head yes. you want to be one of those thousand millionaires from this ipo, right? >> how did you know that i'm not? >> maybe so. very good response.
>> surely. this is the triumph of private enterprise! this is american capitalism unleashed doing what we do best. entrepreneural capitalism. creating this giant company with enormous profitability and riches for everybody who works there or invests in it. what do you want? this is private enterprise doing very well. now, you contrast that with president obama's view of the economy, where everybody needs government help and the government is going to pick winners. better yet, you got to be unionized. can you imagine how facebook would be today if it had taken government money five or six years ago and was fully unionized? can you imagine this? >> sure. >> i've gotcha. >> you did. you're so fired up about it. how would you envision how it would be if that would happen. >> i just asked the questions. >> hundreds of millions around the world plug into it each and every day. >> you're exactly right. given the way the free market
enterprise works, here's a kid that had an idea although if you watch "the social network", it was a bunch of guys who had ideas and the idea was to come up with a web site to meet girls. he started it in his dorm room like a lot of people have started businesses in their garages and they go forward and this guy went out and got some money from some wall street firms, and was able to build and now it's a bohemeth. >> that's private enterprise and how it should work. this guy is going to make a lot of money and media attention is going to focus on how much money he's going to make. "the wall street journal" puts it at about $28 billion. >> and he's 27, 28 years old. >> he's 28 in may, i believe. he's a young lad. there's a lot of focus on can a man who wears t-shirts and jeans and shall we say socially awkward, can he become a ceo of $100 billion company? there's all kinds of questions but my point is this is private enterprise. this is the way we should do it. this is what we do best.
get out of the way and let america be what america is. >> remember when the metric used to be you were successful if you made $1,000 for every year of your age? this guy could make a billion dollars for every year of his age. >> exactly right. yes. i had not done the math. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> it is an interesting dichotomy to think about throughout the day. >> and i shall. >> you shall and i'm sure you'll be thinking it at 9:20 a.m. on your show at varney & company on the fox business network. great to see you. >> coming up on our show, the defense secretary leon panetta making a surprise announcement. troops leaving afghanistan sooner than expected. is that a good move? a former navy seal will weigh in on that news. >> come to the tv screen and take a look at this. everybody is talking about a mysterious light in the sky over texas. we'll tell you what it is, we think, when we roll on live from new york.
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>> some quick headlines and a fox news alert. a ferry with as many as 350 people on board apparently has sunk off the coast of papau new guinea. rescuers have pulled 238 survivors out of the water so far. no word of exactly how many people were on board at the time or what caused the ferry to go under. and newly released surveillance video shows hundreds of occupy oakland protesters damaging city hall. you can see one protester stealing the american flag. they then waved it around on the steps of the city hall before torching it. the chaos broke out this past
saturday. pictures, just now coming in. brian? >> defense secretary leon panetta surprising the world by announcing the -- that u.s. troops will be out of afghanistan a lot sooner than expected. he said "our goal is to complete all of that transition in 2013 and then hopefully by mid to the latter part of 2013, we'll be able to make a transition from a combat role to a training advisor and assist role." really? originally, panetta wasn't supposed to make that announcement until may of this year. did he jump the gun? is he playing politics? we're joined right now by a former navy seal who served three tours in iraq earning his silver star, two bronze stars and a purple heart and he's part of the fox news family. he made a great move and married jenna lee. thank you for coming. >> thanks for having me. >> when that news came out from the secretary of defense, what was your reaction? what's the reaction for the guys fighting the taliban on a day-to-day basis who thought they were fighting the war in
2013? >> the reaction is absolute frustration. no question about it. i think this is a political timetable. it's not driven by the military, by our military mission there. and i think it's absolutely the wrong move. you know, there are a lot of people that think that the american public is tired of the war in afghanistan after 10 years. i disagree with that. i think the american public is tired of not winning the war in afghanistan. and they want to see us win. bring troops home. if you ask combatted troops, that's what they want to do. >> what about needing to fight in order to stablize and train against the taliban, how can you possibly get informants and win over the hearts and minds if you told them we're ready to go? >> that's exactly it. we can't and that's really the big issue here. if you have -- you're a counter insurgency environment and the strongest side wins and the local populous looks at the strongest side. if we've already announced our timetable that we can't fight,
then -- and we're pulling out, the taliban is the strongest side they're going to turn to. >> i want to get your reaction to this. there's a report out that we're looking to move five taliban leaders out of gitmo that we house the worst of the worst in some type of prisoner swap. they're talking about that now pulling that off. what does that say to people like you fighting to capture those guys before they killed you? >> it's infuriating. the taliban is absolutely the enemy. regardless of what has been said and that -- the policy we're pursuing right now looks like vietnamization to me. we are announcing timetables, withdrawal and we're negotiating with a very untrust worthy enemy. >> you're a navy seal and wrote an editorial on "the wall street journal" at which time you think all the so-called publicity the navy seals are getting are detrimental to the mission in the future and in the past. you do not like what's happening here and that is from the bin laden raid to the other raid that happened two weeks ago. >> well, the problem is that is our classified secrets need to
remain secret. when we release that information out to the public, our enemies have that information. it puts the guys who -- the brave warriors who go out and conduct these missions in greater harm's way. it risks future successes and it seriously damages our collection capability. >> you quote admiral mccraven, your top special operations commander and he says operation security, maintaining secrecy is paramount and he goes on to say, too, that what about the informants that help you out? that pakistani doctor that got behind the bin laden walls and able to get the d.n.a. that guy is now under arrest because details in the american government came out about the bin laden raid. >> that's a perfect example of how serious damage to our intelligence collections network that can set us back decades have resulted from these information leaks. and that, you know, that individual's life is in danger as well as so many other folks that were arrested immediately
by pakistan for allegedly providing information to the c.i.a. and that's absolutely critical. pakistan certainly knows that. they want to prevent us from being able to collect intelligence and conduct those types of raids with similar success. so the whole reason they arrested those folks and it's atrocious. >> all right. and to use a quote, too, robert gates finally. when he left the situation room after the bin laden was taken down, they all agreed in the situation room to keep their mouths shut and by the next day, all the operation details were out and about and for your -- for your money, you'd just like to see it stop. >> exactly. >> thanks so much for coming by and thanks for your service. great to meet you. >> i know your second favorite fox show. 28 minutes after the hour. vanderbilt university trying to force prayer groups to let atheists be in charge. how you can voice your concerns coming up. what would an atheist pray about? some say it is as bad for you as alcohol and tobacco.
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>> you're listening to the audio to thousands of people who have gathered in the middle of the night. that's right. it is groundhog's day and in less than an hour, punxsutawney phil who for 126 years has been forecasting the balance of the winter will make apparently his traditional and annual appearance and we'll figure out whether or not we have a short winter or we're going to see a long winter. >> can i make an observation? >> go ahead. >> this used to be a small ceremony with people that were extremely cold and drunk and now we're looking at a major celebration with fireworks akin to what australia does to
celebrate the birth of their nation. >> you know why? tv networks put them on tv. >> we've made this? >> pretty much. >> you're welcome. >> the bigger it is, the more we showcase. >> even disney said wow, we got to pick it up a little if groundhog's day is going to be this big. >> i think the movie -- the bill -- >> if you want to wait to go to work until a little later on, we should let you know that the groundhog is going to be making its debut somewhere in the 7:00 hour eastern time. >> and he's 125 years old. >> i think part of it, also, the popularity has to do with the bill murray movie. absolutely. >> let's talk about this this morning. you know that we have regulations on drugs and regulations on alcohol in this country. well, recently, there's been some regulation attempts on salt and now the next thing is sugar. so the question this morning is should sugar be the next thing to be regulated in our nation? there is a group that's active right now in those efforts because they say so many people
in this nation are fat and they're blaming sugar. >> where was it written? in our weekly issue hand delivered to us from "nature" magazine comes every week and right open up to this, they say sugar acts in the same areas of the brain as alcohol and tobacco and encourages subsequent intake which means once you have a little bit of sugar, you want a little bit more. it's toxic because research shows the sugar increases disease and other factors that add calories such -- that disrupts your metabolism. so it's a strong argument. the question is can we make any of our own decisions anymore? >> no, absolutely not. we should point out that the sugar association disputes the science that is quoted in this particular commentary. >> you think they have -- do you think they have -- >> they really do have a sugar horse or a horse taking a sugar pill. listen, i just got to say thank you to these people who have come up with this idea because, you know, so many of us, we just don't know what we should eat or what we should think or we should buy so it's really good
that these folks should come out and say, we really need to start taxing sugar or putting an age restriction on it so only certain people eat stuff that people have eaten for thousands of years. >> and the reason that we've come to this point is because there's some facts in this whole story is that america is fatter. america is fatter. >> the world is fatter. >> yes, the world is. >> but should -- should it be personal responsibility to know how much sugar intake you have on a daily basis or should the government step in and make it like a drug? and make it like it's regulated? that to me is at the heart of the issue here. it's personal responsibility in my mind. >> you start with sugar and next thing you know, you'll need i.d. to buy butter. there's going to be an armed guard at the dairy queen. some people would say this is a good argument why you should vote for ron paul. >> because you'd have the freedom to have sugar and be fat and that would be fantastic.
>> none whatsoever. not that i know of. >> 36 minutes past the hour. let's take a look. chaos breaks out in egypt at a soccer match between two long time rivals and the video is outrageous. fans storming the field seconds after the home team beat the league's best club. amazingly more than 70 people were killed and hundreds more injured. fights broke out all over. some fans tried to take cover under bleachers and in locker rooms. fans at another stadium. this one in cairo setting bleachers on fire angry that the league stopped all games for the day. protesters now rallying in the streets. many believe the police were too slow to intervene. have you ever seen anything like that? >> over 250 injured as well. no, i've never seen anything like that. >> savage. >> i think that's going to hurt tourism. >> you think? >> come to your tv screen and take a look at what everybody in texas and oklahoma are talking about this morning. strange light seen streaking
across the sky there. a police officer's dash cam. there it is. caught the sight during a traffic stop. it was only visible for a couple of seconds but long enough to scare a lot of people including airline pilots who radioed into air traffic control. so what is it? the f.a.a. said it was likely a meteor. >> containing superman inside! it was our last hope. we finally have a superhero here. >> brian, you're fired. >> i wonder if that thing landed in smallville. >> i think it did, steve. sales of the chevy volt just tanked again. sales in january the worst we've seen in months with only 603 cars leaving the lot, remember, g.m. only started selling the electric car after it was bailed out by the government. when congress asked the ceo what went wrong, he seems to blame washington for the bad sales. >> to show the world what great vehicles we make at general motors. unfortunately, there's one thing
we did not engineer. although we loaded the volt with state of the art safety features, we did not engineer the volt to be a political punching bag. and sadly, that is what it's become. >> and a little pricey. how's this for perspective? in the same amount of time, ford sold about 38,000 f series trucks. which i believe the chevy volt is better on gas. >> vietnam vet from florida declared dead not just once but four times by the veterans admission. problem is he's very much alive. >> what did you tell them? >> they had me on the ground. they wanted money. >> former army drill sergeant jerry miller says the v.a. keeps sending his wife death notices telling her she has to pay back $94,000 in benefits. jerry keeps straightening out the problem and now he's asking his congressman to help them
from putting him six feet under. >> he's not dead. that picture right there. all right, brian? >> all right, steve. i'll take that as my toss. new york, talking about the giants need to get ready for a parade on tuesday. that's the guarantee from the defensive tackle chris cante as the giants prepare for the super bowl sunday against the patriots. he says the giants fans should clear their schedules for a parade down the canyon of heroes. that's not the way the giants talk. that's the way the jets talk. he's still searching for his first super bowl championship but his tough talk making it feel like he feels the ring is only a few days away. a little concerning. i'm heading out to the game and we'll be live in indianapolis starting on friday morning. a lot of great guests lined up. i'll move on. is he staying or leaving? the future of the colts quarterback peyton manning continuing to overshadow the super bowl in many ways as the clock ticks down to sunday's big game in indy. colts owner jim ursay saying he'll meet with manning next week but any decision will wait until march. as you know, he could get $26
million, $28 million if he signs for next year. if not, they cut him and let him sign anywhere which could happen as soon as tuesday. he's recovering from that neck and back injury. did a few surgeries there and he says he feels as though he will play next season. >> somewhere. >> he's not going to play -- no way he's staying in indianapolis. no one is writing that check. >> we told you yesterday how vanderbilt university is forcing prayer groups to let atheists be in charge. e-mails started pouring in. one of those e-mailers, a vanderbilt alumni will be with us next. >> did this activist teacher take it one step too far? he snubbed an award in honor of martin luther king jr. because a republican handed it to him! that story straight ahead. >> according to an article in "the new york post," what food you eat during the super bowl says a lot about you. for example, if you eat buffalo wings, that means you're a go getter. that's what it said. if you drink corona, that means you're the life of the party.
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gretch? >> we've been telling you about the p.c. police taking over vanderbilt university and enforcing a new policy that would allow atheists to run prayer groups and other things. students and faculty have been voicing their concerns and now alumni are speaking out, too. christian is with us from atlanta, a 1973 graduate and the former president of vanderbilt college republicans. good morning to you. >> good morning, gretchen. how are you this morning? >> i'm doing fantastic, thank you. i know you've been following the segments on "fox & friends" and you were alarmed at what is going on at your former college. correct? >> yes. yes. it's very disturbing. i think this is political correctness on steroids. i mean, they're usi nondiscrimination polies and in this case, they've come up with something they call an all comers policy which seems to be broader in which you have this
absurd idea that a christian or jewish religious organization has to take an atheist, for instance, someone who is antithetical to their beliefs and have them even be able to run for leadership positions and according to what i've read and found out from studying this issue, they even have provisions in there, the university is determining this as that student groups cannot vote to decide against electing someone who is, for instance, an atheist based upon their nonbelief. which this just is -- >> on the face, it sounds crazy. it just sounds crazy and i know what you're saying is that back in the 70's when you were at school, this would have never have happened. what's changed? >> it's -- it's the war on religion by the left. i mean, we are -- as they want to root out, i think, religion from our society and they're doing it at colleges and
universities and i think alumni in not only vanderbilt but at all colleges across the nation, and parents of perspective students need to look at each college's policies and see what they're doing and make their decisions about sending their students there. i have a very good friend who is thinking of sending her son to vanderbilt and after seeing the segment yesterday, she told me that there's no way. >> interesting. i want to read the statement from vanderbilt. they're sticking to their story. the university does not seek to limit anyone's freedom to practice his or her religion. we do, however, require all registered student organizations to observe our nondiscrimination policy. it seems to me, though, that in our society today, we're sort of confusing discrimination with differences in opinion and differences in the way we live our lives and differences -- i mean, even just differences between men and women, will we come to a point in society where
everybody gets into anything? that's why we have different schools and higher education, etc. >> well, and i agree with that. i mean, it is -- there was one segment i even read where they were even thinking of applying the prohibition of sex discrimination against fraternities and sororities. that makes absolutely no sense. it's this liberalism and authoritarianism by the left run amok and we need -- those of us who do not believe in this kind of philosophy need to become active and take control of the situation and reorder the way of thinking. >> thank you so much for sharing your comments with us and we're glad to have you as a guest today. christian liniear, former vanderbilt student. great to see you. >> thank you so much. i was honored to be on. >> thank you. >> coming up on the show, the mainstream media would have you believe that mitt romney doesn't care about poor people. what did he really say in his
comments yesterday? we're going to play it for you and then you can decide. and this teacher snubing an award from congressman paul ryan in wisconsin walking away just because the congressman doesn't fit his liberal principles. so he bringing those principles into the classroom? we'll take a closer look. isn't everybody supposed to love everybody? what's this? it's progresso's loaded potato with bacon. it's good. honey, i love you... oh my gosh, oh my gosh.. look at these big pieces of potato. ♪
he took the opportunity to snub congressman paul ryan during a ceremony held in the name of martin luther king jr. this past week. >> come on! >> this is for the kids. >> so he's saying this is just for the kids. he refused an award from paul ryan. our next guest not surprised. he says this teacher has a history, a long history of putting politics before professionalism and activism before education. kyle olson is the founder of education action group and the producer of "a tale of two missions" with juan williams which is available on the fox news web site. good morning to you, kyle. >> good morning. ok, so there we see him refusing this award from paul ryan. why? >> well, i think he views paul ryan has an ideological foe and this was al levy's moment to
stick it to paul ryan and so when i saw this video, i thought to myself, you know, it takes a special type of person to be this -- to be a jerk in public like this. and i thought there's got to be more to this. and so i started looking and i just found example after example where al levy talks about organizing students for political purposes, turning students into change agents, all of those sorts of things. and so this is a perfect example of where an activist teacher is using his position and influencing his students with a personal political agenda that needs to frankly be rooted out of our schools. >> you know, and we talk about the trouble with schools all the time, kyle and the last thing we want in front of our kids is a teacher with a political agenda. we don't want him teaching from the left. we don't want him teaching them from the right. we want them to give the kids the facts. but as you've detailed, this is a guy who in the past has had an
agenda and it is strictly been to convert these kids into democrats. >> that's right. in 2004, he held a get out the vote effort which was an official school function. he billed it as nonpartisan. but as it turned out, the event actually was partisan for obviously one side. the school district canceled it. and when the school district canceled it, his response was -- he said that it's a shame that we are not teaching good values because it can be canceled simply because of partisan reasons. and so my thinking is that what type of values are we teaching when we're using partisan politics to push an agenda? >> oh, boy. something to think about. there you've got the latest from al levy, a teacher in a public high school in racine, wisconsin. kyle olson joining us from rapid city. thank you very much, sir. >> thank you. >> all right. straight ahead, we're going to
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>> good morning, everyone. hope you're going to have a great thursday. it's february 2, 2012. thanks for sharing the time. i'm gretchen carlson. donald trump ready to make a major announcement today. is he going to endorse somebody or make an announcement about his own run for office of the president? the latest from inside the campaign. >> meanwhile, brian? >> funny you bring that up, steve, i'd like to read now. full spin ahead. that's where mitt romney -- where mitt romney's comments about poor people taken out of context? we'll play the whole tape of the interview so you can decide for yourself. >> but i'm used to things out of context on the other channels. >> i'm not sure if you can handle it. >> he hasn't been allowed to teach in a classroom for a decade because he's been deemed
dangerous to kids. why is he still getting paid $100,000 a year? did we mention he also gets benefits as well? sick pay? health stuff? it's true. it's all as we roll on live from new york city and punxsutawney, pennsylvania, you're watching "fox & friends" for groundhog's day. >> is phil going to come out and see his shadow? >> punxsutawney phil. >> that's right! groundhog day! >> ♪ yeah ♪ waiting is the hardest part >> there, you're looking at the pomp and circumstance which is groundhog's day. it is now, it's now overshadowed christmas as the most celebrated day in america. >> overshadowed. i get it. >> it really has and easter
combined. there's been fireworks. there's been wild performances, but yet, we still are wondering will that punxsutawney phil, will that rodent, if you will. see its shadow. >> the people at gobbler's knob has been doing it for 126 years and we'll be going there live. we're going to keep checking in. we don't want to miss when he comes out to see, i think it's a he, whether or not he sees his shadow. that means six more weeks of winter. we really haven't had winter at least on the east coast this year. it was 60 degrees here in new york yesterday. >> it was a new record. everyone gets a trophy. >> new record for new york. >> the weather here yesterday felt kind of like vegas. speaking of vegas today later on, donald trump is scheduled to make an announcement, what is called a major announcement. we are being told it will pertain to the presidential race. and there are already rumors swirling. it sounds like he's going to endorse newt. no, it sounds like he's going to endorse mitt and in fact, as it
turns out, mitt romney has got part of his scheduled day where he could be in a joint appearance with donald trump so will it be him or will it be something else? >> i've only heard him, donald trump say one time he was a little mad at mitt when mitt didn't show up. besides that, he has been very positive about mitt saying that he found him -- thought his debate performance on monday was very strong and he's always been a fan of newt and he was really appreciative of newt when he stood up for the trump debates. >> i'll go out on a limb and i'm going to guess that he is going to make the announcement that he's not going to endorse anyone. that's what i think he might do. not going to endorse anybody. because last night, he was still saying that he might run for president. and let's face it, if he endorses somebody today, then how does he turn that around? because his whole argument has been, i may run as an independent after my show ends in may if i'm not satisfied with who the republican nominee is. and if this thing could go all the way past super tuesday and maybe even to the convention,
then maybe we wouldn't know exactly who the nominee is. i'm going to say that he's not going to endorse, he's going to make the announcement he's not going to endorse anybody. >> that's going to be the biggest letdown since the bob newhart did a flashback to the previous show. >> what's he doing in bed with him? >> i will add this, there was a report that when he land at the airport and he was talking about -- telling them about china and how he's very disappointed in our leadership, some woman yelled to him, donald, why don't you run for president? i want you to run! and his answer was i might make you -- you might be very happy -- you might be a very happy person tomorrow meaning today. >> ok. you know, let's remember that when he was going to have that debate on december 27th, it got canceled because nobody decided to participate except for the first person who said yes was newt gingrich. the second person was rick santorum. is that what donald is remembering in his mind? i don't know. i just find it interesting that he would pick today to finally make his endorsement after all this time? why would it be today unless he's really not going to say anything about an endorsement? >> because nevada is coming up.
they're going to do some caucusing out there. >> nevada is much smaller than any of the other big states. i'm not trying to offend nevada people but it hasn't gotten the hype. >> there is a lot of hype regarding what's going on out there. sharon angle has just endorsed rick santorum and a poll came out and we just saw it flash across -- >> james dobson got santorum in colorado. >> if you're curious, in nevada right now, it sounds like mitt romney is ahead 45-25, newt is in second place. meanwhile, in florida, you know, that was one of those situations where they were penalized because they moved their primary before april 1st so they lost half of their delegates. well, as it turns out, part of the small print said that it's got to be proportional. and now, what newt gingrich is apparently going to do later today, one of his campaign members down in florida is going to ask the rnc to give him a proportion of the votes he says he wants.
>> so the person who might be in charge of that is the head of the rnc, although he says that there's actually a committee that will look into it. here's reince priebus. >> when a state violates the timing rule of the rnc, there's a certain amount of penalties that the rnc can level against all the states that violate the timing rules. and so we've leveled every single penalty that we can level against florida and if there's a further -- if there's a further complaint, the rnc has a committee that's called the committee on contest. there are very few standing committees at the rnc but there's a committee on contests whose sole purpose is to hear complaints of delegates. >> so look forward to just before the convention, most probably if the past is prologue, there's a real good possibility that half of those delegates that were ditched will be receded before the convention, it happened in 2006 on the democrats side.
what's interesting and curious as well is with this small print out there, why didn't newt gingrich mention this before the primary? >> i don't know. the interesting thing is he has the former attorney general in florida bill mccullum, i guess, making his fight for him. he was on greta's show last night and he had this to say. >> it's a rule, it says up front that's what happens and i have reason to believe just talking anecdotally as to various national committee men and women, there were quite a few of them on that committee who are very, very unhappy that the chairman isn't choosing to enforce this rule. >> like a he said/she said. >> proportional ruling got mitt romney two delegates in south carolina and it's about the same distance between them. you're probably debating something that's not worthy of our time. >> if florida holds with the number of delegates they've got right now, romney would have 23, newt would have 16. but if they restored them, you know, because they've sanctioned them once and if they go back and they install everybody as well, it looks like mitt could
get 46 and newt could get 32. stand by. >> if close at the end, it might matter. let's do headlines for your thursday. major developments in the fast & furious scandal. attorney general eric holder back in the hot seat this morning. he'll get grilled by the house committee about the government's botched gun tracking program and the family of u.s. border patrol agent brian terry who was killed by a fast & furious gun filing a $25 million wrongful death claim against the government now. terry's family says he was killed because atf investigators allowed guns into the hands of mexican drug gangsters who killed him in the arizona desert. a nuclear power plant shut down at this hour because of a leak. crews working right now to fix a leaking steam tube in a steam generator at a nuclear plant in california. the nuclear regulatory commission says a small amount of radiation may have gotten into the air. the plant's owner maintains it didn't. tests done last night show no increased levels of radiation. here's a story that will fire
you up. four new york city schoolteachers are making a combined total of $365,000 a year but not even in the classroom. all of them currently doing administrative work after being banned from teaching because of inappropriate touching or comments made to students. in alan rosenfeld's case, the department of education couldn't come up with enough evidence to fire him. he's been answering phones and handling paperwork for 10 years and still bringing home his $100,000 salary plus benefits. to top it off, he's running a real estate office on the side. mayor michael bloomberg had a suggestion for him. >> use him in the city to help us with our real estate. he's a city employee, after all, and he's getting paid. >> adding insult to injury, rosenfeld doesn't need the money. he's reportedly worth a jaw dropping $10 million. and those are your headlines this morning. >> union rules. all right. straight ahead on this thursday, terrifying moments for two police officers arriving at a
car fire realizing hey, somebody is inside that thing. >> is anybody in there? anybody in there? get out of the car! >> the quick thinking officer saved that man's life and they join us live to tell us how they did it. >> plus the mainstream media would have you believe that mitt romney doesn't care about poor people but what did he really say? we'll play it and you'll decide. >> and we're waiting for punxsutawney phil to see or not to see his shadow. stay with us. it's happening in just 10 minutes. look at the crowd. what's this? it's progresso's loaded potato with bacon. it's good. honey, i love you... oh my gosh, oh my gosh.. look at these big pieces of potato. ♪ what's that? big piece of potato. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
under fire for making this comment yesterday. >> i'm in this race because i care about americans. i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. if it needs repair, i'll fix it. i'm not concerned about the very rich. they're doing just fine. i'm concerned about the very heart of america, the 90%, 95% of americans who right now are struggling and i'll continue to take that message around the nation. >> all right. >> let me just tell you what -- all right. look at what everybody is saying about this. you have abc saying that romney's campaign is not concerned about the very poor. nbc, romney makes history with very poor gap and they go on. so is romney out of touch or are the words being taken out of context? joining us right now, fox news contributor and co-host of "the five" juan williams and fox news political analyst angela mcgowan. was this taken out of context in your estimation? >> no, that's what he said. i think your point, brian, is there's a larger context in which he goes on about wanting
to focus on the middle class. but the fact that he says he doesn't care about the poor really doesn't help him because it plays to all the stereotypes about him being a rich guy out of touch and, of course, it comes on the heels of the other comments he's made about liking to fire people or corporations or people, it just doesn't help him. >> right, but those almost all are taken out of context and angela, you know what i meant. he's looking out for the middle class because they have welfare, food stamps and other things down low and up top, they don't really need it. >> that's the rub. what you just said, you know what he meant to say. as a candidate, you have to be clear on your message and you cannot leave it open for interpretation or ewing going to have blogers. internet took this thing and went wild for it saying mitt romney the rich ceo is not concerned with the poor and took his statement out of context. the winner here is newt gingrich who said i'm concerned
about all americans and i'm tired of politicians trying to divide america. >> here's mitt romney in the follow-up to fully clarify what he said many times before on the stump. >> i'm in this race because i care about americans. i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. if it needs repair, i'll fix it. i'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine. i'm concerned about the very heart of america, the 90%, 95% of americans who right now are struggling and i'll continue to take that message across the nation. >> i know i said last question, you just said i'm not concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net and i think there are lots of very poor americans who are struggling who would say that sounds odd. can you explain that? >> you had to finish the sentence so that -- i said i'm not concerned about the very poor that have a safety net but if it has holes in it, i will repair them. >> and he thought he made that clear. it was a big deal. we're going to wait on your commentaries to find out how you feel about how this thing was clarified or not because something's happening, gretchen,
that is noteworthy. >> that's because it's groundhog's day and we're going out to gobbler's knob in pennsylvania where punxsutawney phil is going to make his appearance. >> you're welcome. should he see his shadow there will be two winters. should he not see his shadow, spring is just around the corner. let me introduce to you the inner circle and we'll get serious about weather prognostication. first, let me introduce bob roberts, his protector. heath shields, head maker. jeff, sky painter. one of our newer members, jason
dresky, the big chill. tom, big wind maker. a.j. droom, rain maker and plow man. john johnson, chief help man. hailing from buffalo, new york, originally but one of us now, ed jekelek, storm chaser. dr. rusty johnson and a meredith member for more than 40 years in the punxsutawney groundhog club. ice man. and phil's governor, tom carbon and his lovely wife susan, a punxsutawney welcome for the governor! and his wife.
and a special round of applause for thunder conductor dave gilatta. it's my pleasure now, i'd like to -- we have everybody? like the two gentlemen to come forward, our co-handlers and your host john griffith and ron plata. finally, i'd like to introduce the vice president, the gentleman who will explain a little bit more to you about what's going to happen today. and that's mike johnson. he'll be introducing -- jeff lundy, fair weatherman. thank you all for coming. michael? >> ok, guys. there's a lot of mystery that surrounds phil's prediction and we've been asked over the last
couple of years to maybe take a little bit of the mystery away. we're going to leave some in place but take a little bit away. phil's prediction is predicated on what phil tells our president. our president is the only person in the world who is gifted to understand the language of groundhogese. it's not a spoken language. it's a language that's a chirp and a click and a little body language and a wink of an eye and, you know, maybe the cock of the head. so our president has the ability to interpret that. as you know, phil makes two predictions. he predicts six more weeks of winter or he predicts that spring is just around the corner. i as the vice president in charge and preparing two scrolls.
one saying winter. one saying spring. i will be instructed by our president after he communicates with punxsutawney phil as to which one to read. i really don't know, none of us know. you will see the decision made when you see one little animal communicating with one big animal. you be the judge. for 126 years, groundhog's day has been a lot of fun. the meteorologists that are here might take a lesson. remember, phil is incapable of error and has never been incorrect. anybody here can say that, any meteorologist want to challenge? i didn't think so. thank you for attending. fabulous crowd! nice day. let's get on with the show.
>> ron, john, any comments before we get going? >> i'm excited. i want to get it going here. i'm cold. i want to go home! >> i'd like to introduce you to the president of the punxsutawney groundhog club, william deely. ladies and gentlemen, my job and your job is to wake up phil here in a few moments. the cane that i'm holding in my left hand gives me the power to speak in groundhogese. so what are we going to do? we got to wake up phil! how do we wake up phil? phil! >> phil! phil! phil! phil! phil! phil!
hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, on gobbler's knob on this magnificent groundhog day february 2, 2012, punxsutawney phil, the seer of seers, the prognosticator of all prognosticators was summoned from his burrow in the old oak stump by the tap of president bill deely. he greeted his handlers john griffiths and ron and after casting an appreciative glance to the thousands of faithful followers in attendance, phil proclaimed as i look at the crowd on gobbler's knob, many shadows do i see. six more weeks of winter it must be!
>> well, thanks a lot, phil! six more weeks of winter. although the winter has been relatively mild throughout the northeast. not the case across much of the balance of the country but we're only talking about pennsylvania anyway. >> now he knows what it feels like to be a politician. he was booed. >> yeah, he was booed. he was cheered and now they can all go home. >> wait a minute, since i paid so close attention to phil every year, does he ever see it any other way? >> last year, it was the other way and we heard from bill who was holding up phil that he has never been wrong. >> that's why i'm wondering because technically, winter is over in six weeks anyway, right? >> yeah. >> that's what you call hedging your bets. >> oh. >> anyway, folks, we just heard from punxsutawney phil six more weeks of winter.
>> all right. now back to the regularly scheduled broadcast. hey, when we last left, we were talking about mitt romney's comments unartful as they might have been said were they misinterpreted by other media outlets? guess who's here, angela mcglowan, juan williams still with us after finding out about the excitement that winter is going to be a little bit longer. upon hearing the follow-up in his combination, is he getting a fair shake? >> of course not! number one, he is not liberal so the liberal mainstream media would not give him a fair shake. that's why, brian, he needs to be precise his message. i agree with juan earlier, by romney saying he sees corporations as people. by making a $10,000 bet with r perry, you can't do that much the liberal mainstream media wants to make him out to be the rich ceo that can't relate to common folk. >> the other people a -- thing that a lot of people are pointing to, we don't like what you're saying.
that safety net flies in the thought of conservative thought that welfare is not to prop people up but keep people down. that's the conservative thought in many ways, don't you agree? >> you know, i mean, the whole notion of a compassionate conservative, brian, is someone who understands that the middle class especially coming through this recession may have fallen into the ranks of the poor and what you're trying to do is get people back up so the idea is to give people enough support so they can get back on their feet. it's not keep to them down. i mean, but historically i think this is a critical point. if we take this debate seriously and not just about the politics of it, charles murray has a very important book out in which he talks about the lack of industrious, total family breakdown we're seeing across america and across all kinds of racial and ethnic lines and i think you got to care about that issue if you expect the american people to rebound from this recession in some serious way.
so on a serious level, that's tone deaf. >> i believe that he cares about this issue but when you have charles krauthammer and rush limbaugh going against you as the frontrunner as you will in the republican party, that's the problem. and i wrote a book "bamboozled" that talks about welfare being the new plantation for poor people. so the bottom line is this, what mitt romney needs to do now is talk about the solutions and not do the division in america. >> and juan, newt was making -- go ahead, finish your point. >> i was going to say what angela just said, it's not just liberals and people who are opposed to mitt romney or democrats who are criticizing, it's coming from people like rush limbaugh and others. >> newt gingrich capitalized on it, saying i want to be a candidate for all people. everything is fair game and everything shifts in nevada. we saw the excitement of punxsutawney phil, we were able to experience that together. have a debate and come back to
the debate. i believe we made tv history. >> i think it was wonderful. >> keep that liner in your jacket for another six weeks because winter is going to be a little bit longer. >> if only phil did politics. >> i wish he did. >> yeah, but i got a feeling we're going to see six more months of political debate. >> i think so, too. >> all right. thanks a lot, guys. >> bye. >> you're welcome. >> ok. should i acknowledge people on the couch or -- >> keep going. >> all right, good. all right, people who aren't here, get ready for this, the economy -- will you back up, please? the economy is so bad -- gretchen, come on. one city on a hiring spree. yep. more workers at the welfare office. plus the video will stop your heart. >> is anybody in there? anybody in there? >> get out of the car! >> the quick thinking cops saved that man's life. they're here live to tell their story. and in case you missed it, phil saw his shadow! so get ready for six more weeks of winter.
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>> let's get right to the headlines. u.s. military's 10-year long combat mission in afghanistan could be ending sooner than expected. defense secretary leon panetta says the u.s. and their nato partners plan to wrap up their combat role there by late next year. did anyone tell the generals? some troops will stay through 2014 to support and train afghan forces. panetta says the u.s. will need to give afghanistan financial aid to keep the taliban from regaining control of the country. so much extra money will be no problem. >> watch as chaos breaks out in egypt at a soccer match between two long time rivals. video is outrageous. fans storming the field seconds after the home team beat the league's best club. more than 70 people were killed. hundreds more injured. fights broke out all over. some fans tried to take cover under bleachers and in locker rooms.
fans at another stadium, this one in cairo setting bleachers on fire angry that the league stopped all games for the day. protesters are rallying the streets. many believe the police were too slow to intervene. amazing video and horrible ending. >> happy ending to a scary situation in brentwood, california, last night. >> rescue crews saving a guy who was trapped up to his neck for three hours in a muddy trench. he was doing work in front of a house. it's not known how he got stuck in the 10 foot deep trench. crews removed the dirt by hand as they gave him oxygen and intravenous fluids as well. he's now listed in stable condition. lucky to be alive. >> the economy so bad, new york city's welfare agency is on a hiring spree. it's adding more than 200 workers to handle a flood of people now requesting food stamps and rent assistance. the number of new yorkers now receiving food stamps doubling to almost 1.8 million people over the past four years.
all right, brian. i know you're heading off to the super bowl. what's going to be going on? >> well, let me update you because the hype is continuing. they're calling it the most viewed and possibly the most watched super bowl in history. new york needs to get ready for a parade on tuesday. that's the guarantee and this is always a mistake from defensive tackle chris cante as the giants prepare for sunday's big matchup at 6:01 eastern time and, of course, on super bowl sunday. he said giants should plan for a parade down the canyon of heroes. his tough talk making it sound like he feels the ring is only days away. we'll be heading out to the super bowl in indianapolis friday morning. amongst our guest, we'll have howie long. steven tyler, we'll have frank calliendo, carrie underwood, perhaps, and indiana governor mitch daniels live. we'll be there all weekend. is he staying or leaving? the future of the colts
quarterback peyton manning continuing to overshadow the super bowl as the clock ticks down to sunday's big game. they have the owner saying he'll meet with manning next week but any decision on the quarterback's future won't be made until march. really? as you know, the quarterback is due to make $28 million in a bonus if they don't pay it, he becomes a free agent. he could be released as early as next tuesday. manning says his recovery is going well and he will be back to play somewhere next season. his brother is starting for the giants. steve? >> i heard that. thank you very much. two police officers rushed to a burning car to save a guy who was trapped inside. >> anybody in there? >> anybody in there? >> sir, get out of the car! get out of the car! >> joining us right now are new jersey police officers lauren kylis and officer michael deblase. what a monday morning you guys -- was it monday night? >> monday evening. >> monday night, you get this call that there's a car on fire.
right? and you arrive and what did you see? >> we came around the corner and immediately see this car fully engulfed in flames and that. we were a little surprised. it's parked in the driveway and very close to a house. >> as it turns out, officer, there was somebody inside it, right? >> correct. >> who and what were they doing? >> the owner of the vehicle was at his house. apparently from what we understand, he arrived home and backed the vehicle in his driveway and from what we understand, we believe he fell asleep with his foot on the gas. >> and some of the neighbors said he does that often and sits in his driveway and listens to music. apparently, he was revving up the engine and it got too hot and burst into flames. now, when you first got there, you probably figured it's just a car fire. nobody is in there, right? >> exactly. that's what we assumed, he was already out of the car. we were going to approach the house and knock on the door. as we were getting to the house, the neighbors started yelling he's in the car. and he's definitely in the car.
>> he was out, right? >> yes. >> he was completely -- you figured overcome by fumes or passed out or, perhaps, dead. >> right, we were screaming -- we needed to get him out of the car and we needed his help and we were trying to, you know, wake him. >> sure and that didn't work, you tried to get open the door. it did not work. you went to get a punch, correct? >> right. i ran back to the car thinking if the doors are locked, we have to punch the window open. by the time i went back there, he unlocked the door and the officer ripped him out of the car. >> so you were -- while he was getting the punch, doing exactly what he had to do, you just realized ok, the guy popped open the door. i'll drag him out. >> we had yelled to him to unlock the door. as mike was going to get the life hammer, i went to the driver's side and at that point was able to get it open and he was awake but he wasn't really coherent and he didn't seem to understand that the car was on fire and we were yelling at him to get out of the car. and he's not going to do it on his own. we reached in and grabbed him.
>> maybe i've seen too many episodes of matlock or kojak or something else, my main worry would be so close to a car on fire. it's gonna blow! >> we do know that tires blow on cars like that and all kinds of, you know, bad things can happen and we didn't want to be there any longer than we had to be. the key was to get him out as fast as possible and get him on his feet and away from that car. >> how long did it take you, officer, to drag him out of the car? >> it felt like a lot longer. when i saw the video, it seemed like everything went really quick. got him to his feet and able to pull away from it. it felt like it took a few minutes. >> you saved his life. you are alive today because of your quick thinking. >> good timing. thank you very much. >> how is he? >> he's fine. he was treated for smoke inhalation at the hospital and he's home. >> when you look at that video, what do you think? >> nuts. it could happen, anybody in our agency that would responded there would have acted the same way we did. no doubt about that. >> a lot of people see
something like that, they run away from the fire. in your line of work, you have to run towards it. >> that's what we signed up to do. you don't think about it, you just have to act. >> you did a great job. what a monday night. >> thanks for having us. >> thank you very much. very, very nice. >> thank you. >> all right, brian, what's coming up? >> great job, steve. meanwhile, coming up straight ahead, planned parenthood losing funding from the nation's largest breast cancer foundation. is it because of their politics? >> then sandra lee is here to help us prepare some easy super bowl snacks. brian, pour me a cold one! >> wait a second, the giants are trailing by 14, honey. get me the glass! i got the crown royal. that's the answer. >> thank you. >> the only team that can put us back to lead. how can you get back pain relief that lasts up to 16 hours?eatwr.
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>> breast cancer charity susan g.kohman under fire after cutting funding for planned parenthood. barbara boxer saying i was disappointed to see them cut funding because a political witch hunt. the charity disputes that claim. >> we will never bow to political pressure. we will always stand firm in our goal to end breast cancer forever. we will never turn our backs on the women who need us the most. >> i'm joined by fox news legal analyst peter johnson jr. so basically, susan g. komen had been providing grant money to planned parenthood for quite sometime and they say within their policies, they cannot do this when an organization is under investigation. >> correct. and planned parenthood is under
investigation by congressman cliff sterns of florida. they launched a congressional investigation last september to see whether or not planned parenthood that performs 300,000 abortions every year, 9 out of 10 pregnant women go to planned parenthood will have abortions, whether or not they were using federal funds for those abortions and that's against the law. so the susan komen breast cancer foundation said they have a policy when an organization to whom they are giving money and they've given hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars, millions of dollars over the years for breast cancer awareness, biopsies, mammograms, they said we're going to stop the funding but obviously, this is part and parcel of the culture war meeting the health wars in america now. in fact, planned parenthood has an ad on the airwaves commending president obama on this new policy that catholic groups and catholic bishops are condemning
so greatly. >> so also, what planned parenthood, it's my understanding they provide mammograms and other types of breast screenings which is why they would have received this grant money from susan g. komen. now they will not receive the money to too that either, right? >> that's exactly the point. they were never providing money for abortions or contraceptives but only providing money for breast cancer awareness and breast cancer treatments and so that money will not be available. there seem to be a lot of casualties in this ongoing war that is going on now in terms of abortion, in terms of sterilization. in terms of contraception and planned parenthood, since its inception, has been at the forefront of being for abortion and choice in america. the komen foundation, under the sense that there's a congressional investigation is saying no, we're not going to give money for these tasks
anymore. >> let me ask you real quickly. if planned parenthood is no longer under investigation, do you believe the komen foundation will go back to providing this. >> that's a great question. i don't know what the answer is on that. i think that orpgss in america, charitable foundations, health organizations, they have the right to make a determination about how and where they're giving money. if the komen foundation is not giving money to planned parenthood, i think you can assume and rest assured that they will find other outlets that will also provide mammograms, that will also provide biopsies, that will also provide breast health services especially to underserved, underprivileged women who need those services so badly in this country. but the culture wars, the religious wars, the contraception wars, the abortion war goes on and i think this is another demonstration of that. >> all right. peter johnson junir. great to g your thoughts. >> thank you. >> super bowl snacks that are
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>> couple of days at the super bowl, if you want to score big time with friends and family this weekend at your super bowl party, we have some great recipes for you to try this morning. >> always looking to score big time. here to show us -- steve, pick that up, please. here to show us how to cook for the super bowl. >> i just dropped that big. >> good cover. no one noticed is the food network star and our favorite person ever. she is the author of this book "easy entertaining at home" sandra lee. welcome back. >> you just like me because i
feed you all the time. >> that's true. you come with food and liquor. >> that was the most important thing. always mixes a really good drink. >> i was impressed by how you guys grabbed that crownroyal bottle. it starts out with a third of a cup of crown royal and a third of a cup of honey. >> the booze burns off, right? >> exactly. well, most of it. >> if you're a teetotaler, you don't have to worry about getting sauced. >> i have something for you. exactly. i have an alcohol-free margarita coming up. zero calories. >> i'm all for that. >> if you're the designated driver. >> with soy sauce and then a little bit of garlic going in here. by the way, this is a marinade that you are going to put your wings in overnight or for at least three hours. here's some -- actually, stir fry seasoning. and our chili sauce just went in, you're right. that's thai chili sauce and give
that a whirl. you want to place this overnight or at least three hours. once you do that -- >> magic of television. >> they go on the grill. 15 to 20 minutes, it depends on how big they are and how much meat is on them. skinny ones don't take as long to cook. >> what do they taste like? >> they taste great. there's some over there. >> do they come with sauce? i can't have wings -- saying to myself, oh, there's chicken in my teeth. >> those look delicious. let's go to the drinks. >> we're going to the drinks. we're going to make our touchdown first. this is something that's going to be 95 calories. jose cuervo authentic light margarita. this has alcohol already in it. we'll put some blueberries in here, you'll get some antioxidants and you'll feel good after you drink this. >> i'm for the healthy part of it. >> the reason why we're not adding calories to the cocktail, we want to make sure it's the 95 calories. when you add fruit, it doesn't add anything. >> ok.
>> just a bunch of flavor. so you've got the margarita mix in here and you've already got the jose cuervo tequila in here. by the way, i made you some jose cuervo ribs. >> thank you. >> exactly. so there is 95 calories for someone. >> great. >> i just had one. >> and about 195. >> ok, brian. >> what do we have over here? >> you're getting cherries because you're going to have the -- >> no calories. >> you'll have the kickoff. no calories but you're getting cherries in yours. >> i want to make sure it's good for you. >> actually i was making this as a madonna cocktail but -- >> because she's going to be the super bowl halftime entertainment. >> i'm going. as soon as i'm leaving here, i'm on a plane. >> lucky for you. >> this is zero calories. this is just margarita mix by jose cuervo. >> fantastic. go to our web sites and they can find out how to make that stuff at your house and check out her book. it's called "easy entertaining at home".
sandra lee who is getting us liquored up today. >> she tells us how to do it. she's actually going to the game so she's not going to be cooking. >> there's potato salad and the ribs. >> perfect. michelle malkin coming up top of the hour. have fun at the game. looking good! you lost some weight. you noticed! these clothes are too big, so i'm donating them. how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios... five whole grains, 110 calories.
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so are we going to see more winter or an early spring? i'm about to tell you. "fox & friends" starts right now >> steve: roosters crowing, groundhogs seeing their shadow, this has been a busy animal-related program. >> gretchen: yep. we even got super bowl cook not guilty there since brian is heading out to the super bowl after the show today. >> brian: but first things first, the big news will come around noon when donald trump goes to the microphone. >> gretchen: donald trump making what he calls a major announcement regarding the presidential race in las vegas this afternoon. sources say the billionaire businessman is endorsing newt gingrich for president. but gingrich says he has no idea what the donald's announcement will be and that he heard nothing about a trump endorsement. the rest of your headlines. major developments in the fast
and furious scandal. eric holder back in the hot seat this morning. he will get grilled by a house committee about the government's botched gun tracking program. the family of u.s. border patrol agent brian at the oh, who was killed bay fast and if you arey gun, filing a $25 million wrongful death claim against the government. terry's family says he was killed because atf investigators allowed guns into the hands of mexican drug gangsters who killed him in the arizona desert. congress holding another hearing on the mf global scandal. house panel trying to find out how more than a billion dollars in customer money went missing when former new jersey governor jon corzine's firm went belly up. the former risk management officer expected to testify that he warned the board to cut its investments in european debt three months before mf global went under. a short time ago here on fox, you saw it happen, punxsutawney phil made his way out of his burrow in pennsylvania where he made his famous groundhog day weather
prediction. >> as i look at the ground on gobbler's knob, many shadows do i see. six more weeks of winter it must be! >> gretchen: oh, boo. you heard it here. bundle up for a few more weeks. winter is sticking around. we really haven't had it. this year is punxsutawney phil's 126th prediction. those are your headlines. they did it a little different this year. they said the president of the organization just could get a vibe from looking at phil and know which one it was going to be. >> brian: it shows you progress. >> gretchen: technology. pretty soon he'll be twittering. >> brian: instead of having the big event. >> steve: meanwhile, a live look right now at the national prayer breakfast in washington, d.c you can see president obama is going to shortly deliver remarks. this is the first time he will pray with religious leaders since his controversial new policy requiring religious
institutions to provide health care coverage and contraceptives for their employees. that's got a problem with the catholic church. >> brian: wendell goler is at the white house. >> administration officials see this decision as a compromise, but it has raised objections. catholic churches are exempt from the requirement that their insurance policies cover contraception for workers, but catholic hospitals and universities must do so. critics see this as another example of government overreach in a health care reform law they already consider too intrusive because of its requirement that everyone who can afford to buy health insurance must do so. jay carney says the administration's provided a year's grace period to work out the differences. >> we will work with religious groups during the transitional period to discuss their concerns, but this decision was made after careful consideration by secretary sebelius and we
believe that the proposal strikes the appropriate balance between religious beliefs on one hand and the need to increase access to important preventive services for women. >> critics say the decision forces catholic hospitals to essentially violate their faith by paying for contraception. cardinal mccarrick suggests it could even lead to hospitals having to choose who they provide contraception for. >> we can't say what we've been saying for 200 years, are you hungry? we have to say, are you catholic? we don't do that. >> politically, this could be a problem for the president in the november election, even though about appealing support from catholics, about three quarters of catholic women differ with the church on its policy on contraception because of the perception that the health care reform law is an overreach. florida senator marco rubio has introduced legislation that would basically exempt catholic institutions from this policy. brian, steve, gretchen.
>> steve: thank you very much. wendell goler, now let's go out to colorado spring where is michelle malkin is joining us live. i see on your web site right now your lead story is first they came for the catholics. that's the title of it. wendell just perfectly framed it, you've got the administration telling catholic hospitals and what not they've got to pay for contraceptives, sterilization, things for the employees that the church stands against. >> yeah. that's right. i think what a lot of people are realizing and why there is such a growing backlash now since the policy was announced a couple of weeks ago is that people realize this isn't just about catholics. this is about another layer of unconstitutionality of the obama care mandate and the same way that you have a number of states that have risen up against the forced individual man it is date, you now have a lot of vocal religious health care providers, not just catholic, but protestant, jewish,
evangelical, all banding together and objecting to the way in which this is forcing health providers across the country to violate their own consciences and the teachings of their churches. the white house's official response earlier this week was somehow that there were no constitutional issues involved. but in fact, there are several lawsuits right now that have been filed by the nonprofit beckett fund to challenge this mandate and other related rulings by the obama eeoc that discriminate against employers, social service providers, and schools that refuse to compromise their own religious principles on this. this is -- it is, to use an overused word, fundamentally a usurpation of religious freedom. >> gretchen: that story is it far from over. off big announcement of your
open because you have endorsed somebody. you have endorsed rick santorum. why? >> i did. and i laid out the case very carefully in a blog post on monday. i think i'm like a lot of grassroot movement conservatives who have weighed all of the flaws and all of the pluses and minuses of all these candidates carefully. i think it's very important to send a message to people who think that this race is somehow between only two people, mitt romney and newt gingrich, that there is an alternative. i don't agree with rick santorum on everything. i'm not a purist by any means. i think it's kind of funny because i've been tagged as such the there are a lot of votes that he took during the bush administration that i disagreed with. but i think that for people who want to feel proud and comfortable of a candidate that they feel represents a basic amount of decency, integrity, and social and fiscal conservatism, rick santorum is that alternative.
>> brian: here is newt gingrich. he feels differently about this two-man race. listen. >> sure does. >> i think florida did something very important coming on top of south carolina. it is now clear that this will be a two-person race between the conservative leader, newt gingrich, and the massachusetts moderate. [ cheers and applause ] >> brian: get out, rick. that's basically what he's saying. but meanwhile, head to head with president obama, michelle, rick santorum actually does better. >> that's right. and the ppp poll results that have come out in the last couple of days point to that, that in places like here in colorado, missouri, and ohio, mitt romney does far worse when put head to head with rick santorum, which begs the question, who is the spoiler here and who should get out? i think rick santorum has done a good job of pushing back on that. i think it's ridiculous for newt gingrich to be calling for rick santorum to get out when newt
gingrich certainly didn't do that when he placed badly in iowa and santorum won! >> gretchen: real quickly before we go to a different topic. donald trump going to make an endorsement, or maybe he's -- i think he's going to say he won't endorse anybody because he wants to stay -- keep his name alive possibly as an independent. what do you think will happen? >> i think people need to look at donald trump's record of so-called conservatism. look at his record of campaign contributions and judge for themselves how important or relevant anything he has to say about the gop 2012 races. i've been vocal about my own opinions about his eminent domain abuse over the years and whether or not he's just basically exploiting the gop 2012 campaign for his own pr purposes. >> steve: i got a feeling you will not be invited to be on the apprentice. >> exactly. >> steve: let's talk a little bit about this. general motors touted as an american success story, but
interestingly enough, they have apparently awarded their media buying account business, $3 billion worth of business to a united kingdom firm. we bailed these guys out and now they're turning around to say thank you by sending the money to england. >> that's right. they put our hands in our pocket for $50 billion bailout and then poked taxpayers in the eye with a very significant -- i mean, this is not a piddly amount of money, $3 billion to this u.k. ad firm. it's interesting that the white house has chosen this battle to fight for the campaign. somehow continuing to tout the gm government motor's bailout as one of their biggest success stories. the point isn't whether there has been any profit turned on this. the point is the government should have no business in the first place bailing out companies that probably should have failed. and if you want to ask about the success of this company, ask the workers that work for parts
firms like defy who were screwed over in this deal. >> gretchen: yes. here is a quote from vice president joe biden. the best way to sum up the job the president has done if you need a real shorthand, osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. i don't know what the relevant is for the comparison, but that's what he said. >> they're going to plug those things together, knit it into any narrative they can. >> steve: yeah. they're alive thanks to the generosity of the people of the united states with that gigantic bailout. i think we've lost tens of billions of dollars on that bailout. still kind of hurts when they send the money over there. michelle, thank you very much. thank you for joining us from colorado springs as you do every thursday. >> take care. >> brian: thanks. the president unveiling a new plan for the housing crisis. will this one actually help you? bob massi is here answering your questions. >> gretchen: vietnam vet declared dead four times. the only problem is, there he is, he's alive. now the government wants him to pay for his burial.
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>> steve: are you struggling with your mortgage? are you under water as lot of people are? the president unveiled his new plan to help you yesterday. >> if you're ineligible for refinancing just because you're under water on your mortgage, through no fault of your own, this plan changes that. you'll be able to refinance at a lower rate. you'll be able to save hundreds of dollars a month that you can put back in your pocket. or you can choose those savings to rebuild equity in your homes. >> brian: is this good news? fox news legal analyst bob massi sees firsthand the problems
americans are facing from their foreclosure crisis. is this a cure? >> tough way to start my morning. i have to tell you. look, when you look back three years ago, the first thing the government did was help the lenders. for three years, all we've seen is programs, the hamp program, the hafa program for short sales, the heart program, on the whole, on paper look good, but failed. brian, you can not solve this problem by refinancing underwater mortgages because all it is is another band-aid. all it's going to do -- and i'm not suggesting saving $3,000 a year is not a good thing, but are you kidding me that that's going to make a difference? until we address the issue of reduction of principle issues that's going to bring people out of this, this is not -- this is nothing but political rhetoric and where have they been for
three years for the homeowner? it's been the lenders who were given money. it's been the lenders who don't even loan money anymore and it's a political year and this epiphany that we're going to refinance homes under water. it's absolutely ridiculous what's going on here. >> steve: so what the government is suggesting -- and we don't have a lot to talk about here 'cause we don't know a lot of the detail, but if you can't afford your mortgage now, the government will give you a new mortgage that they hope you'll be able to pay back. from your comment about how it is politically, you make it sound like this isn't so much about people keeping their houses as much as it is the president keeping the white house. >> he is going to be able to stand up and say, if congress doesn't pass it, we know that it doesn't look like it's going to, because we don't know the details. he's going to be able to say, look, i came forward with this program. listen. i welcome any program that's going to help the homeowner. i came up with this program and look what happened. the republicans, they voted it down. they really don't want to help homeowners.
wait a second, mr. president. no disrespect, but the question is, where have you been for three years on this concept where millions of people in america had illegal foreclosures, had wrongful foreclosures, and nothing was done to the banks until attorney generals in this country stepped up and said, you illegally took people's homes? what do you think that you're going to come up with this wonderful refinancing program that allegedly is not going to have a lot of red tape that that's going to solve the problems? i'm sorry, that is not going to solve the problem. >> brian: bob, the election in nevada, we'll let you caucus. i want you to have a great weekend. >> oh, this is a great start to t. thank you. >> steve: no kidding. don't do your blood pressure right now, the number may alarm you. thank you, bob massi. for the next couple of weeks, bob will be talking about scams that occurred in the investment world and what can be done to help you. if you have any questions for bob, e-mail them to "fox &
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>> really? more money wouldn't help? is there a pill you can take to make you happy? >> i don't think that works. >> can government make people happy? >> no. >> what makes people happy? >> steve: all right. here is a guy who wondered if there was a happy pill. john stossel. >> i want one. >> steve: 'cause you don't have one. you say generally you're not that happy. >> i've actually had a brain scan where they compare people's aptitude for happiness and i was a little lower than average. >> gretchen: why? >> biologically. i worry about lots of stuff in the world! i'm more like these guys. the hosts were generally in the top. >> steve: we're happy people. 2003 a coffee show. we got to be happy, otherwise people won't get out of bed. what makes people happy? a good family, making money, having a good rewarding job or what? >> money matters if you're poor. if you're scared about feeding your family, taking care of yourself and you get more money, that makes you happy up to a point. then it levels off.
what really works is if you're religious, if you give to others, if you do charity work, especially one on one. we have this list here. if you have a job which let's you work toward a goal or charity work or your personal life, working towards some goal and having friends, a good circle of friends. maybe that's why all those crazy people get up and look at punxsutawney whatever his name is, 'cause they're out there with their friends. >> gretchen: there are a couple of other things they were out there with. anyway, how did we stack up on that little chart that you have there? >> steve: you want us to choose which of those -- >> which is you? >> steve: zoom in a little bit. we should point out these numbers below are the people who responded 20%. >> in the united states. 66% of americans said they're this happy which impresses me. >> gretchen: 0% chose that really down one. >> most americans are pretty happy. >> gretchen: i worry with the best of them, but i still shows the smiley face. generally speaking, i'm very
happy. >> gretchen picked the top one. >> lucky you. >> gretchen: i think it's all a state of mind. >> charles degaulle was asked, are you happy? he said what do you take me for? you think i'm stupid? >> steve: that's another chart. >> gretchen: where did you -- >> brian: i picked the 27%. it's hard without a nose to pick. >> gretchen: steve? >> steve: i'm pretty darn happy. you got to start your day pretty darn happy or it makes for a long show. >> why you guys are good at it. >> steve: interesting stuff. check john out over at "fox business" network. >> brian: for your career sake, never be happy, because your angst gives great segments. >> i think it's why i have a show. >> steve: it was better that they did a brain scan rather than an autopsy. >> yes. or biopsy. >> gretchen: thanks. we'll check you out on the "fox business" network. come to your tv screen and look at this. everyone is talking about a mysterious light in the sky over texas. so what the heck was it?
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>> steve: take a look. fox business alert. labor department released brand-new weekly jobless numbers. 367,000 first time unemployment claims were filed last week. that is down from 379,000 last week. we were estimating 375,000 claims. so that is lower than expected. let's get instant analysis from eric bolling. >> along the lines of the last few weeks, it's been going in the right direction. ticked up last week, staying elevated, 367, still a high number. you want it headed down. that is first time unemployment claims, people that walked into the unemployment office for the very first time. 367,000 in the last week. that's a lot of people walking into an unemployment looking for help. tomorrow, friday morning, first friday of every month, you get the prior month's unemployment number. 8 1/2% last month. my hunch, the expectations are that they're 100 to 130,000 new jobs created.
>> steve: good. >> not enough. you need 200, 250,000. >> steve: to keep up with the population? >> yeah. are you paying attention? >> gretchen: sorry. there was some huge movement outside the window and the guy is washing the window right now! i'm sorry! i love you, but suddenly i saw what looked like a big weapon! >> brian: clearly he's not jobless. >> gretchen: so he factors in. >> 130,000 jobs tomorrow, unemployment likely the rate will likely tick up to 8.6, especially if anyone comes back into the work force. >> steve: we saw the tease you had -- this is your symbol for the price of gas and electric cars and stuff like that. >> yeah. want to talk about it? >> gretchen: why do you have the gas mobile? >> gm called me up about two weeks ago and said you've been very hard on the green energy, you're hard on the volt. you don't like it and i outlined all the reason, taxpayer
bailouts, $7,500 taxpayer credit if you buy the car. a lot of money went into the car. i still didn't like it. they said, you need to understand the car better. i said, let me drive it for a week. they gave me the car. first two nights in a row, i charged it fully, it's a ten-hour charge. i charged it for 12 hours, got in the car in the morning, the battery light was all the way to the top. i live 18.8 miles away from here. i stopped for a coffee at dunkin' donuts works nights a row, the car lost its charge, ran -- drained the battery in the lincoln tunnel -- it goes over to gas. it's a smooth transition, yet it's only 25 miles. take a look. here is me videotaping. go to that. that's me videotaping the changeover from power, from electric to gasoline. >> brian: can you get a brighter jacket? >> i don't have one. there it is. watch on the left side of your screen.
there is the empty battery that goes to gasoline. smooth transition, but only 20 miles away from home. 25 miles on a full charge. >> gretchen: how long is it supposed to go on a full charge? >> they sell it as a 40-mile range on power. now it kicks into gasoline, but look, if you do the math on it, it's a full tank of gas, ten gallons. a full charge is about 25. for me it was 25 miles. so you're getting about 300 miles per every ten gallons, plus a charge. that's 30 miles to a gallon. there are a lot of other cars -- by the way, that car is $46,500. that's the list price on the car they gave me. >> steve: that could be why they're not selling many. >> i own gm stock. i have nothing against g. it's not their fault they took the money. the obama administration spent so much time and money. but i got to tell you, let the private sector develop -- it's clearly the problem is the battery. the battery runs all the way up and down the middlele of the console of the car. you need orgeat a better battery. let the private sector go out and spend, i don't know,
billions of dollars develop ago battery that keeps a charge longer than that because frankly, plugging that thing in every day and every morning, pain in the... i was charging this vehicle one day in the rain. i wasn't sure if i'm going to get electrocuted. >> brian: you didn't. here is the problem, i get it all the time because every time my car needs maintenance, they want to you take the volt. so i take the volt all the time. and you never feel the transition from gas to -- you see what you're doing now? that's what i hate. going into the trunk every night and plugging it in. you plug it in at the end and then in the morning, at 2:00 o'clock in the morning for us, i'm wrapping it up. >> if this car had a 200 or 250-mile range on one charge, you start to make -- it starts to make sense to me. but for 25 miles, i got to plug the thing in every single night -- i'll try again. you come back with a better battery, i'll do it again. >> gretchen: sounds like it works better for suburbia driving. >> you literally have to do this
whole contraption thing every time for 25 miles. >> steve: because it runs on -- >> it runs on coal. >> gretchen: let's talk about this, the former governor of new jersey, jon corzine, ran nf global and we've been reporting that it lost a billion dollars of customers' money and didn't know where it was. the other day they said they came up with where the money is. in the meantime, we're finding out at the same time he's been a big bundler for president obama. i guess we shouldn't be surprised that he supports obama. he's also a democrat. >> the other issue with corzine is that he was joe biden and president obama, came out and they were on the podium saying, we're going to tap our smartest people we know to help us develop the stimulus program. they brought jon corzine on and so he's one of the smartest guys to help us with stimulus. turns out 2 1/2 years down the road, they're still looking for it. they may have found it, but they're still looking for what he did with a billion point 2 of depositors' money at mf global. another guy we find out is a big bundler for obama, steve
spinner, you know about solyndra. he was involved in acquiring the solyndra $535 million loan. steve spinner's wife was an attorney who signed off on the loan documents for solyndra and now that's another bundler. there is a lot of transparency issues and a lot of -- >> brian: gas is up 30 cents a gallon. >> i got to say, guys, gas is going to have to go a heck of a lot higher before that car makes sense. >> gretchen: i'm going to look directly at you for sure the next time you're on this couch. i will never take my eyes off you. >> steve: we're going to be watching you today on "the five" right here on the fox news channel. >> gretchen: good thing i'm going to kick often the headlines right now. let's tell but this story. the u.s. military's ten-year long combat mission in afghanistan could be ending sooner than expected. defense secretary leon panetta announcing the u.s. and its nato partners plan to wrap up their combat role there by late next year. but current and former members
of the u.s. military say it's a bad idea to tell your enemy when is you plan to stop fighting. earlier, we hard from former navy seal. >> the reaction is absolute frustration. no question about it. i think -- it's a political timetable. it's not driven by the military, by our military mission there. i think it's absolutely the wrong move. >> gretchen: he knows what he's talking about. he served three tours in iraq, earning a silver star, two bronze medals and a purple heart. brian? >> brian: vanderbilt university enforce ago policy that allows atheists to run prayer groups. that's quiet group. i don't know, guys. alumni joining the students and faculty to speak out against the policy. earlier this morning a former president of vanderbilt college republicans joined us to weigh in. >> it's this liberalism and authoritarianism by the left run amuck. those of white house do not
believe in this kind of philosophy need to become active and take control of the situation. >> brian: the university headed by dean nicholas zeppos, he says in a statement, it does not limit anyone's religious freedoms, but requires students observe its nondiscrimination policy. >> steve: meanwhile, come to your tv screen right now unless you're driving, you're listening to us on satellite radio and take a look at this. it's what everybody in texas and oklahoma are talking about this morning. what is that over that car? a strange light seen streaking across the sky there. police officer's dash cam caught the sight during a traffic stop. it was only visible for a few seconds. but long enough to scare a lot of people and prompt our audio guy to cue up the star trek music. also scared some airline pilots who radioed in to air traffic control the. so what was it? the faa says it was probably a
meteor. now you know the rest. >> brian: we have a report from astronomer, it's from krypton. it's superman. >> steve: let's go to smallville for a live report. >> brian: okay, fine. >> gretchen: this is the last story in our headlines. vietnam vet from florida declared dead not once, but several times by the veterans administration. problem is, he's very much alive. >> they had me deceased. >> what did you tell them? >> you hear me talking to you. they had me in the ground. they wanted burial money. you can see one time. but three times? i mean, it get real crazy. they gave me the run around. >> gretchen: former army drill sergeant jerry miller says the v.a. keeps sending his wife death notices telling her she has to pay back $94,000 in benefits. jerry keeps straightening out the problem, but now he's asking his congressman to make sure that the v.a. stops putting him
six feet under and through red tape. >> steve: i'm sure somebody from the v.a. is watching right now. he's not dead! okay? he's okay. >> brian: let's move ahead. super bowl ads going old school, bringing back fer russ bueller and sign field? >> i'm throwing in the soup nazi. >> brian: what else can we expect to see super bowl sunday? a sneaks peek straight ahead. >> gretchen: our next guest who ran michelle bachmann's campaign says mitt romney is scaring away conservatives. how can you get them back? we'll ask him >> mitt romney's campaign is getting secret service this week. that's to protect him from newt gingrich. oh, he's pissed. éyéy÷y [ male announcer ] we know you don't wait
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>> gretchen: welcome back. mitt romney once again defending his conservative record from attack by his gop rivals. >> gretchen: our next guest says that that is not working. romney is still seen as a massachusetts moderate. ed roll lynn, former campaign manager for michelle bachmann and fox news contributor joins me right now. >> my pleasure. >> gretchen: you believe that romney has probability of scaring away conservatives. >> he has to be careful in the
fight whether it's with santorum or with gingrich who are considered real conservatives. there has always been in our particeps dewey and way back in the 40s, conservative establishment fight. reagan, ford, obviously reagan-bush and i think to a certain extent this is the way this is being portrayeded. romney didn't given as a conservative. hit rhetoric is fine this time. it's stronger than it was four years ago. but conservatives aren't sure when he gets there if he becomes the nominee of the party. there is no way to prove it. my point is, your knock down drag out fight with somebody who is a conservative with somebody like an santorum -- >> gretchen: the negatives are going up among independents for gingrich and romney. is it because of the infighting? >> no question. the last ten days have been as brutal as anything i've ever seen. they need to tone it down.
>> gretchen: today there will be a big announcement reportedly from donald trump in las vegas. you think he's going to endorse anybody? what's going to happen? >> who know what is donald trump? he may change his mind. he wants to be a player in this game. i would not be surprised if he endorsed gingrich and if gingrich didn't make it, gives him his excuse to basically go out and run as an independent or play with the game. i think what it does is can damage romney. he's a businessman, which is a legitimate credential, starts criticizing romney's business record, doesn't do anybody any good. >> gretchen: what about the florida fight, after the fact when the primary is over, now newt gingrich is looking at that committee and saying, look, really this should not be a winner take allstate with the delegates. where do you fall? >> the national committee sets the rules. the rules clearly said any race before april 1 had to be proportional. florida said excuse me, you already penalized by taking away half our delegates. we're going to make it proportional winner take all. they're wrong in the sense that the rules committee set by the national committee, i don't know
whether they win or lose in this debate. should probably have been argued out before. but at the end of the day, if romme is a big win, it won't matter. if all of a sudden those 40 votes matter going into the convention, it will be a knock down drag out rules fight. >> gretchen: always great to pick your brain. you've been in the business a long time of the always interesting to hear your thoughts. >> thank you. >> gretchen: bueller is back from the super bowl? he is? >> i'm not sure what it is. i guess i'll be okay. >> i'm calling the studio, matthew. you're not shooting today. >> people are depending on me. >> gretchen: what else can we expect to see during the big game? first let's check in with hemmer for what's on at the top of the hour. are you going to the game? >> i will be here. >> gretchen: i figured you would be. >> i'm taking my mom this year. >> gretchen: fantastic. >> gretchen, good morning to you. republicans accuse eric holder of a cover-up. holder testifies in moments on fast and furious. this could get hot. rand paul has a message about
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>> brian: 30 seconds of commercial time during the super bowl will cost you at least $3.1 million, which is why companies save their best ads for the big game. so what can we expect this sunday? >> steve: joining us now, a partner at the marketing firm who joins us live. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: we want to get your analysis. you've figured out different kinds of ads. here is a look at a user generated ad. this was devised and created by
somebody out there in tv land and now it's an ad. watch this. >> happy graduation, sweety! (screaming). >> i can't believe you got me this car! amazing! >> status update! >> best day of my life! >> calling grandma. >> should we tell him? >> brian: that's new york on long island. this is a locally produced won a contest. >> absolutely. i think what we're seeing is more and more trends where we're trying to pull viewers in rather than push content out. i think it's a lot of fun. >> steve: something else this time, we understand you have figured out that nostalgia sells. we're going to see ferris bueller and seinfeld. >> we are. >> i don't know the characters. all right.
>> steve: they're back at monk's >> nostalgia does sell. i think we'll see a lot of that this year. we're going to see even mean joe green is being brought back in the pregame. i think people want to feel good about things they remember of the past. >> brian: i don't know what the product is. what's the product? >> steve: does it matter? >> brian: i'm just saying, they're paying this money. >> i think that's good point. one of the big things you want to make sure is does it tie to the brand? does it work? here we're seeing the brand isn't paying off. but ferris bueller, it's kind of a joke to think he's taking a day off to ride a crv. >> brian: the magic of animals in a commercial. for example. >> (barking). >> steve: the dogs are barking. >> they are. this is a teaser for super bowl ad which is something that we've
never seen before. i think what we're seeing is that even the animals are something that are fun this year. so every year we see a lot of animals coming in. we had singing dog this is year. we're going to see a dog in training. we'll see lot more. it's a lot of fun. everybody loves to see the animals. >> brian: i guess so. at the end you'll judge and see which is more effective and every year, people say it's worth the $3 million 'cause they keep coming back. >> the real question is, does it tie into the brand? so remember, i don't know if you remember ten years ago, thereof an ad about cat herders. it was a great ad. everybody still talks about it, but nobody remembers the brand. at the end of the day, we've got to see, are these going to really be worth it for those brands? >> steve: we get to talk about the super bowl commercials before the commercials. so that's always great. lee carter, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> brian: we're going to come back and wrap things up in a couple of minutes >> i'm calling the studio, matthew. >> you're not shooting today
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